As of today, The Association of Panamanian Shipowners (ARPA) has become an associate member of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS).
ccording to ICS, this membership will build on the relationships across the maritime sector as the industry continues to work together to find solutions to collective issues including piracy, seafarer welfare and training, digitisation, automation, and decarbonisation.
I am delighted to welcome the Association of Panamanian Shipowners to associate ICS membership. We all know that our challenges are bigger than any one country, shipowner, or national member association, and as such we must collaborate to achieve our joint goals.
… said Guy Platten, Secretary General of the International Chamber of Shipping
Furthermore, as ICS informs, at COP27 last November, the government of Panama signed up to the Clean Energy Marine Hubs initiative. In an exclusive interview to SAFETY4SEA, Guy Platten had explained that the CEM-Hubs initiative aims to ensure the availability of required ships, infrastructure and workforce to decarbonise the industry as we are heading towards a zero-emission future.
The ICS also has a long-term relationship with the Panama Canal Authority (ACP), regularly liaising with the ACP to communicate the consensus position of the global shipping industry and ensure that the interests of shipping are properly addressed in policy areas related to shipping canals.
I look forward to working together to further our important work, from decarbonisation to digitisation, seafarer training and much more
…. said Jose Digeronimo, Executive Director of the Association of Panamanian Shipowners